Climber rescued from tree

A climber was rescued after becoming entangled in gear and getting stuck upside down in the tree February 4, 2024, in Smith County, Texas. The tree worker may have lost his footing while working in the tree, and a gust of wind also may have been a factor. Emergency responders were able to assist the […]

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Worker rescued from bucket truck

A lift operator was rescued after his truck-mounted aerial lift tipped October 15, 2023, in York, Maine, leaving him stranded in the bucket. The York Beach Fire Department was called to stabilize the bucket truck and rescue the worker, according to a News Center Maine report.

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Climber rescued from palm

A tree climber in Santa Ana, California, was stuck 40 feet in a palm November 14, 2022. The climber was apparently fatigued and not able to descend on his own. The Orange County Fire Authority’s Technical Rescue Team shot a pilot line over the palm to establish a rope system and was able to rescue […]

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Climber rescued after slipping from safety harness

A climber doing tree work was rescued in a Las Vegas neighborhood after slipping from a safety harness while suspended 35 feet in the air August 5, 2022. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and crews from Clark County and North Las Vegas fire departments responded. The arborist was rescued without serious injuries within 20 minutes […]

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Lift operator rescued from bucket

Firefighters in Del Ray Beach, Florida, rescued a worker who found himself stuck in a bucket while trimming trees after his truck caught fire July 23, 2022. The worker was near the top of a tree he was trimming when the truck caught fire. The fire moved from the truck toward the bucket, but firefighters […]

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